On Thursday, March 8th, we sent our farewells to Rabbi Green. Residents said a few words, we presented him with a special glass plaque of thanks and we enjoyed special cupcakes. Rabbi Green has been coming to our site for many years. His knowledge of Jewish music has made him a favorite for many residents. He explains the piece of music, plays it and then residents give him feedback as to what they thought. The core theme of his visits are primarily appreciating Jewish music. His love of the music he plays is so evident… residents would sit attentive for an entire hour listening to CD’s. Rabbi Green would often remark that this hour with residents was his only time, in his very busy life, that he could stop and enjoy his true love of this music. We will miss your visits, Rabbi.
Rose Hoffer, 100, is the first celebrant to arrive prior to the start of the Centenarian Celebration at the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre where ten women will be celebrated for their birthdays, all of them at least 100 years old, January 23, 2017. (Mike Deal/Winnipeg Free Press)
2017 National Pictures of the Year Finalists
Once again we would like to thank the Diamond Family for their generous $12,000 donation to The Centre in honor of their parents Dora and Albert Diamond. With the guidance of Bonnie Antel and Robert Diamond, The Centre was able to use the donation to purchase three Digital Dual Ram Wheelchair Scales. One is seen in the accompanying photograph. The weighing of residents on a regular basis is an important component of our care. The results of the weighing are used to assess the well being of each resident with abnormal weight loss and are used as a guide for modifications to diets and/or the ordering of diagnostic tests (in some cases) to evaluate if there is an underlying medical issue that may result in treatment.
On Sunday, January 28th, we celebrated CJNU‘s last day at the Simkin Centre with Dancing. The Shirley Dancers showed up and gave residents and visitors quite the show. Thank you to an anonymous donor for sponsoring CJNU so that we could enjoy a month of live broadcasting from our Atrium.
On January 24th at 7:00 p.m., we hosted a fundraiser called Paint Nite. We had a terrific group, about 38 people. We raised $600 to support Simkin Centre programs. It was a time for laughter, creativity, food, and drink – for a good cause. Everyone benefited. Thank you to everyone who participated in this fundraiser.